Lyrid Meteor Shower To Illuminate Qatar Sky on 21st April 2020

Residents of Qatar will stand a good chance to observe the Lyrids meteor shower on 21st April 2020.

Qatar Calendar House (QCH) announced that the Lyrids meteor shower will illuminate the northern hemisphere sky from the 21st April 2020 evening till the dawn of 22nd April 2020.

Astronomer expert at (QCH) Dr Beshir Marzouk said the Lyrids meteor shower is usually active every year from 16th April till 25th April, while its peak occurs around on 22nd April yearly.

Dr. Beshir Marzouk, added, “The observing of the meteor shower does not need any astronomical instrumentation so that Qatar residents and the countries of all Northern Hemisphere residents can see Lyrids meteor showers with the naked eye from places without light and environment pollution (pure sky), and darker places. They need to look to eastern horizon of the sky from midnight till the dawn of 22nd April 2020 to observe Lyrids meteor showers. They can take perfect photos for Lyrids meteor shower by using recent digital cameras, but they need to increase the exposure time of the camera to get the best photos for Lyrids meteor shower.”

The observation of Lyrids meteor showers this year will be special because the sky will be darker from midnight until the dawn of Saturday, where the moon will rise over Qatar sky on 22nd April 2020 at 4:50 am Doha local time.

Lyrids meteor shower is created by debris from “Thatcher Comet”; where the Earth passes through the dust and debris it leaves behind during 16th April till 25th April every year.

According to astronomer experts on meteors shower observations, Lyrids meteor shower is one of the important meteors showers seen from Earth, where the average rate of Lyrids showers flow will be 10 – 20 Lyrids meteors per hour.

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